On May 17, 2020, Matteo Lampertico, director of ML Fine Art, was joined by Laura Cherubini on Instagram Live for a conversation on the artist and her context. This is the third and final episode of our online programme "Conversations on Accardi," also featuring guest speakers Flavia Frigeri and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Laura Cherubini is Professor of Contemporary Art History at Accademia di Brera, Milan, since 1992. Further teaching posts include Università La Sapienza and LUISS Guido Carli, both Rome. A student of Giulio Carlo Argan and Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco, she has produced extensive research on post-war and contemporary Italian art and curated a number of significant group and solo exhibitions on its protagonists both in her home country and abroad.
Laura curated the last touring exhibition of Carla Accardi’s work during the artist’s lifetime, Carla Accardi. Smarrire I fili della voce, which inaugurated in 2012 at Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Castelbasso, and subsequently travelled to Torun, Budapest, Thessaloniki, and Athens, finally closing on 9 February 2014, two weeks before Accardi’s death. Additionally, Cherubini curated Carla Accardi. Si adagiarono sparse, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome, 28 March – 30 April 2004.
In conversation with Matteo Lampertico, Laura discussed her long friendship with Accardi, the evolution of the artist's extraordinary style and the genesis of her iconic sicofoil works.